Admission Statistics for MSc Management

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Dear University College London,

With regards to the MSc Management, I’d like to request the following information from 2017 to 2021:

i) Number of Applicants each year
ii) Average GMAT/GRE score if applicable
iii) Number of Applicants selected for interview
iv) Number of offers
v) Number of students enrolled

Yours faithfully,
Ayush Deshpande

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Dear Ayush Deshpande

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 24^th November 2021. 

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about UCL’s MSc Management programme from 2017 to
2021.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided beneath your
request below.

 

Please note: 

o With regards to question (ii) below, from our preliminary assessment,
we estimate that compliance with your request would exceed the
appropriate costs limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000, which is currently set at £450 (or 18 hours work) by virtue
of the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit
and Fees) Regulations 2004.

 

To determine whether we hold the requested information and then locate,
retrieve and extract that information we estimate would take longer than
18 hours to complete.  This is largely because taking a GMAT or GRE test
is not compulsory at UCL for this course. Some applicants may have taken
the test, however, this information would be stored locally at the
department and to obtain it would entail going through each application
for each of the 5 years of which there are in excess of 16,900 to see if a
GMAT or GRE test was taken and the score achieved.

 

We are sorry we cannot provide the requested information to you.

 

o There were no interviews in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

 

Your Request:

 

i)             Number of Applicants each year

 

ii)            Average GMAT/GRE score if applicable

 

iii)           Number of Applicants selected for interview

 

iv)           Number of offers

 

v)            Number of students enrolled

 

 

Session Course code Course title Applicants Interviews Offers Enrolments
MSc
2017 TMSMANSING01 Management 3280 2230 620 250
MSc
2018 TMSMANSING01 Management 3275 160 565 245
MSc
2019 TMSMANSING01 Management 2970 190 635 265
MSc
2020 TMSMANSING01 Management 3560 N/A 905 390
MSc
2021 TMSMANSING01 Management 3840 N/A 770 380

 

 

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